Welcome to The Beat’s crowdfunding round-up: a collection of some of our favorite campaigns from the week including one-shots, on-goings, anthologies and everything in-between! This week, we’re checking out the debut of a new grim reaper in Death Tally, exploring the relationship between superheroes and their kids with Glamorella’s Daughter and Like Father, Like Daughter, and more.

Let’s get started!

The Death Tally #1

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Creators: Silver Stevenson (writer/creator), Gab Serra (artist), Maria Santaolalla (colorist), Lettersquids (letterer), Katherine Fleming (editor)
Goal: $5,000
End date: December 2, 2020
Goodies: Grab a digital copy for $5, a physical copy for $15, or pledge more for variants, director’s cuts and more.

She accidentally killed the Grim Reaper… Now she must replace it. 

In The Death Tally, the world is dying. Growing up during this time sucks – and that’s exactly what nineteen-year-old Ahva is about to find out. After she accidentally kills the grim reaper herself, she’s forced to take her place and deal with the complexities leading up to the demise of all humanity. Check out a preview for this 24-page, full-color debut on the campaign page, and expect it in your mailbox next April.

Become a backer here.

Glamorella’s Daughter #1

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Creators: Jerry Bennett (illustrator), Brandy Williams (colorist), Charles J. Martin (writer, letterer)
Goal: $3,000
End date: December 12, 2020
Goodies: A PDF is $5, a print version is $6, and higher tiers include additional copies, and more Literati Press comics.

An inquisitive young girl and her glamorous superhero mother must overcome their differences to save Earth.

Glamorella is many things: superhero, thrill-seeker, defender of Earth – and mom, if you hadn’t guessed from the title! Her daughter, Comet, is an inquisitive young girl with autism and, in many ways, the antithesis to her mother. While Glamorella loves beating up baddies, Comet would rather chill and read a comic or play some games with friends. From Literati Press, this middle grade graphic novel series explores the relationship between parents and their kids. It’ll be available as soon as January.

Become a backer here.

Like Father, Like Daughter #1-7: A Superhero Drama

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Creators: Kat Calamia (writer), Wayne A. Brown (artist), Lisa Moore (colorist), Brant Fowler (letterer)
Goal: $5,000
End date: December 9, 2020
Goodies: Grab a digital copy for $5, get a physical version for $10, or pledge more for variants, indie comic bundles, and more.

A high school girl, Casey Ryder, inherits the very powers that made her superhero father leave their family.

Like Father, Like Daughter returns with the penultimate issue of its first arc. The series follows the daughter of the world’s only superhero, Invulnerable, as she discovers she has superpowers of her own, wrestles with the responsibility of power, and what it means to inherit the abilities of her estranged father. Check out the campaign page for a preview, as well as a slew of variants.

Become a backer here.

Deep Theory #1: Ardipithecus

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Creators: Zach Young (writer), Vish Desai (writer), Wes St. Claire (artist), Toben Racicot (letterer), Andres Juarez (graphic designer)
Goal: $7,000
End date: December 16, 2020
Goodies: The PDF is $10, a physical version is $15, and higher tiers include holographic stickers, pins, and more.

A tale among tales about the origins of humanity. 

5 million years ago, an ape named Consho met an extraterrestrial life-form named Sykra, and they became close, almost in a prehistoric, sci-fi Beauty in the Beast way – but with a Black Mirror twist. In a nutshell, that’s the entirety of the Deep Theory anthology, of which Ardipithecus as the first. Each issue will tell a story of its own in 32 pages or so, all centered around a primary theme, and based on real life phenomena.

Become a backer here.

OFFWORLDER Issue 1 by Mike Baron & Jordi Armengol


Creators: Mike Baron (writer), Jordi Armengol (artist), Ben Henderson (creator)
Goal: $3,000
End date: December 12, 2020
Goodies: Grab a digital copy for $5, go physical for $8, or pledge more for variants, bookmarks, stickers, and more. 

What are you willing to sacrifice for all of humanity?

Vikings meet sci-fi in this debut new series from the family-run publisher, Fanatic Comics. In the style of XO Manowar, this series kicks off centuries in the past, as Vikings roamed the seas – until an alien arrived and changed everything. Now, it’s up to Henry Gunn to decide whether to become something posthuman, and what he’ll sacrifice to save the world. It’s totally finished and ready to go – and these first 25 pages can be yours to read this coming February.

Become a backer here.

And don’t forget to check out last week’s projects: